Hidrocystomas - A Brief Review

Khashayar Sarabi, BS, MSIV; Amor Khachemoune, MD, CWS

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September 06, 2006

Epidemiology

Eccrine hidrocystomas are prevalent in adults between 30 and 70 years of age.[1] Solitary eccrine hidrocystomas are equally prevalent among males and females; however, the multiple eccrine hidrocystomas are mainly seen in female patients.[3]

Apocrine hidrocystomas affect the same age groups as do eccrine hidrocystomas, and rarely occur during childhood or adolescence. They can appear as single or multiple cystic lesions. Although a significant number of cases of multiple apocrine hidrocystomas have been reported in the literature, the multiple type is rare in the general population.[4]

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